Todd McShay

American football television analyst and commentator

Lauren Sullivan
(m. 2006)

Todd Marshall McShay (born March 22, 1977) is an American football television analyst and commentator.[1]

Early life

McShay attended North Shore Christian School in Lynn, Massachusetts and then Swampscott High School in Swampscott, Massachusetts, where he played quarterback for the Big Blue,[2] and graduated in 1995.[3]

He then attended the University of Richmond, where he was a walk-on for the Spiders in 1995 and served as a scout-team quarterback[4] before sustaining a back injury that ended his college career.

He graduated from Richmond in 1999 with a B.A. from the Jepson School of Leadership Studies.[5]

Professional career

McShay had worked as an undergraduate team equipment manager at the University of Richmond before landing an internship with former NFL scout Gary Horton in 1998. Following graduation, McShay worked full-time for "The War Room", (1999–2006) a start-up publication created by Horton eventually bought by ESPN and renamed "Scouts Inc."[6]

He joined ESPN in 2006 as a football analyst, providing in-depth scouting information on college football players across the country. He makes regular appearances on a number of ESPN programs, including ESPNU Coaches Spotlight, SportsCenter, and ESPN Radio focusing on the NFL Draft. He is often featured alongside ESPN college football analyst Mel Kiper, Jr.[7]

On September 7, 2021, McShay announced he was taking a break from ESPN "to focus on my health and my family". This came three days after an unsteady performance while working as a sideline reporter on an ESPN college football broadcast, during which viewers expressed concern on social media about his well-being during an on-air segment.[8] McShay returned to on-air work with ESPN on October 27, 2021.[9] He was laid off on June 30, 2023.[10]

Personal life

McShay is married to Lauren "Lo" (Sullivan) McShay, a Boston University graduate and current owner of LoLo Event Design in Boston.[11][12] [13]


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  5. ^ Times-Dispatch, JOHN O’CONNOR Richmond (December 21, 2013). "TV football analyst Todd McShay got start at Richmond". Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  6. ^ "Barstool Sports: Interview with Todd McShay (Mr. ESPN)". Archived from the original on November 5, 2014. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  7. ^ "Todd McShay - ESPN MediaZone U.S." Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  8. ^ Schad, Tom (September 7, 2021). "ESPN reporter Todd McShay stepping away from network to 'focus on my health and my family'". USA Today. Retrieved October 4, 2021.
  9. ^ "Todd McShay Makes Return to ESPN | Barrett Media". October 27, 2021.
  10. ^ Tapp, Tom (June 30, 2023). "ESPN Layoffs: Here's The List Of On-Air Talent Who Were Let Go". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 30, 2023.
  11. ^ "Event designer Lo McShay sweats the details". The Boston Globe. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  12. ^ "Lauren Sullivan McShay". Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  13. ^ McShay, Todd [@McShay13] (April 23, 2020). "" (Tweet). Archived from the original on March 9, 2021. Retrieved September 8, 2021 – via Twitter.


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